On Thursday, February 14th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, World of Walas CEO, Gerben van Straaten, will present an international keynote at BUILDEX 2019, Western Canada’s Largest Urban Development Conference.
Keynote Description (Session T34 at BUILDEX 2019):
“Urban development means more than just real estate and district design. Urban development brings together the activities, desires and interests of people, companies and the cities they inhabit. It unites them into a living and a liveable whole – economically, socially, sustainably, ecologically and financially. Attend this keynote to learn from a leading urban planner on why it is so important to give people ownership of their community and ways in which we can help understand how citizens want to live now and into the future.
Gerben van Straaten will share first-hand insight into waste management, biomass and renewable energy, highlighting how planning for the future begins with a holistic understanding of how neighborhoods interact and perform. Gerben will also address how partner networks, collaboration, and innovation can be a catalyst for thinking locally while acting globally without the need for significant government support.”